ARF Representatives Meet with Georgian Envoy

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Armenian Revolutionary Revolution (ARF) representatives met on Tuesday with Revaz Gochechiladze–the newly appointed Georgian Ambassador to Armenia–reported the ARF press service.

ARF Armenia Supreme Body representative Armen Rustamian and the organization’s National Assembly faction leader Levon Mkrtchian voiced concern about statemen’s by Giorgi Gachechiladze–purportedly an advisor to the Georgian president. In an interview to the Georgian newspaper Rao-Rao–Gachechiladze made preposterous statemen’s about Javakhk Armenia’s–the Armenian genocide–and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.

The ARF representatives reiterated the party’s position to assist Georgian authorities in resolving the socio-economic–educational–and political issues of Javakhk Armenia’s. They also expressed concern about attempts to turn Armenian churches in Georgia into Georgian ones.

Ambassador Gochechiladze stressed that Gachechiladze’s statemen’s do not represent those of the Georgian government–and are partly a result of his ignorance. He stressed that ARF’s views and concerns have already been conveyed to Georgian officials.

Gachechiladze accused the ARF of pursuing the "break up" of Georgia.

In a powerful response to Gachechiladze–the ARF released a statement last Friday that read–in part: "The Armenian Revolutionary Federation is pursuing the protection of the rights of the Armenia’s of Javakhk within Georgia… Statemen’s such as those made by the Georgian president’s advisor may only foment disturbance in the Caucasus."

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